planetary dance

State Theta Galleries

"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the Universe and all its powers..." .
- Black Elk - Ogala Sioux Spiritual Leader 18th Century.
Extract from 'The First Peace Circle Handbook by RainbowHawk and WindEagle'

March 2011

Dear [fname],

Welcome to our March newsletter.

Please see information below on 2 special events in March:

  • Anna Halprin's Planetary Dance
  • Body Part Mythologies workshops -based on the pioneering work of Anna and Daria Halprin and the Tamalpa Institute

Also listed is our program of regular classes and courses.

2011 sees the development of various new projects. We are very happy to announce, for the first time in Scotland, 3 internationally renowned teachers who will be running residencies at State Theta Galleries.


Anna Halprin's Planetary Dance

Saturday March 12th 2011

“As we tap into the deep resources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation and healing of ourselves and our world.” Anna Halprin

Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace (

Part of a Day-long Workshop entitled: Health, Well-being and Healing Through Spiritual Dance and Movement

Venue: The Meeting Room of the Quaker Meeting House. Edinburgh.


If you are interested in a Planetary Dance being offered in your community, organisation or place of work please contact us.

Further information on The Planetary Dance >>>


Body Part Mythologies

"The entire repertoire of our life experiences can be accessed and activated from the body in movement …every part and function of the body can also be understood as metaphors for the expression of our being" - Daria Halprin

Presented by Audicia Lynne Morley

These full-day workshops (10.30am-5.30pm) will use a multi-modal approach of improvised movement, creative writing, drawing/painting, aesthetic dialogue and response in order to journey through the body landscapes.

As taught and developed by the Tamalpa Institute. All hours contribute towards CPD.

  • Sunday March 27th
  • Sunday April 17th
  • Sunday May 8th


Suprapto Suryodarmo. (Scottish premiere)

12th - 16th May 2011. A 5 day residency (Human Nature and Ritual Art) with Indonesian movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo.

Suprapto initiated Sharing Movement Circulation in Europe, America, Asia and Australia and Web Art Garden, a world-wide network of artists and presenting organizations. He is the founder of Amerta Movement.

He also served as a delegation artist at the Asia Europe Meeting II in London (1998) and the International Shamanism Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea (2004)


Taira Restar and Ken Otter (Scottish premiere)

Present Anna Halprin's City Dance

Taira and Ken are both internationally renowned teachers on the main faculty of staff at the Tamalpa Institute California. Both are closely associated with Anna Halprin having taught and performed with her for many years.

11th to 14th August 2011. Performance Workshop including performance as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011.

The main focus material for this 4 day performance workshop will be Anna Halprin's City Dance. There will also be a showing of Breath Made Visible the new film of America's Dance Pioneer Anna Halprin by Swiss film maker Ruedi Gerber


Spring Classes. 17th January - 7th April

There are some spaces left in the classes. If you are interested in joining please get in touch.


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A system of physical fitness, movement and strengthening exercises

Evening Mondays 6.15-7.15pm (Intermediate)
Evening Mondays 7.15-8.15pm (Mixed)
Morning Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00am (Mixed)
Lunchtime Thursdays 1.30 - 2.30pm (Mixed)

6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10

Chi Gung

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Taoist energy stretch exercises for health

Mornings Thursdays 10.00-11.00am (Mixed)

6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10


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Focusing on internal awareness, alignment, breath and gravity to activate and develop Yoga asanas

Evenings Tuesdays 6.15-7.15pm (Mixed)

6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10


If you miss a class, you can make it up by joining any other class or inviting a friend to any other class during the term paid for.

Private one-to-one tuition is available in all disciplines.


Crèche Facility

Louise Kay is able to offer a crèche service for daytime classes at State Theta Galleries in her home which is situated in close proximity to the Galleries.


Local support needed

We are looking for help with finding local accommodation for the 2 international residences happening here in May and August. If you have a room to rent, a house sit available or holiday cottage please let us know

Dates: 12th to 16th May and 10th to 14th August

Blessings from all of us


"We are always changing, and consciousness is forever challenged to become aware of where we are ...
Arts medicine, like that of a dream, involves the unexpected as a predictable expression of psyche's movement " Shaun Mcniff - Art as Medicine


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